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PUBLIC HOLIDAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does public holiday mean? 

PUBLIC HOLIDAY (noun)
  The noun PUBLIC HOLIDAY has 1 sense:

1. authorized by law and limiting work or official business

  Familiarity information: PUBLIC HOLIDAY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUBLIC HOLIDAY (noun)


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Meaning:

Authorized by law and limiting work or official business

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

legal holiday; national holiday; public holiday

Hypernyms ("public holiday" is a kind of...):

holiday (a day on which work is suspended by law or custom)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "public holiday"):

January 1; New Year's; New Year's Day (the first day of the year)

Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag)

Armistice Day; November 11; Veterans Day; Veterans' Day (a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954)

14 July; Bastille Day (a legal holiday in France celebrating the storming of the Paris bastille in 1789)

Dominion Day; July 1 (a legal holiday in Canada commemorating receiving Dominion status in 1867)

Commonwealth Day; Empire day; May 24 (British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth)

bank holiday (any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain)

Boxing Day (first weekday after Christmas)

Christmas; Christmas Day; Dec 25; Xmas (a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland)

Columbus Day; Discovery Day; October 12 (a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus)

Labor Day (first Monday in September in the United States and Canada)

Fourth of July; Independence Day; July 4 (a legal holiday in the United States)

Decoration Day; Memorial Day (legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war)

Presidents' Day (the third Monday in February; commemorates both presidents Lincoln and Washington)

Martin Luther King Day; Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday (observed on the Monday closest to January 15)

Victoria Day (a public holiday in Canada on the Monday on or before May 24th)


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